Sunday 3 October 2010

How to Check that Windows Server 2008 Network Load Balancing (NLB) is using "Sticky Sessions"

Today I wanted to validate that our 3 load balanced SharePoint Web Front End Servers were using sticky sessions (I already know that they are using SQL Server for session state) - for peace of mind. Here is how to check:

  1. Start - Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Network Load Balancing Manager
  2. Check that the Affinity is set to "Single" for each server in the Network Load Balancing Column:


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